Friday, March 16, 2012

Calendar of Events for March 2012

Events are organized by Dated, Service Projects, and Ongoing/Area Venue make sure to scroll all the way down!!

*Want to add an event in your area to our list? You can!
Email Mindy Here!

-Dated March Events-
Hearthside Suppers
Conner Prairie
Thru March 25
Recommended for ages 10 and older
(We went in 2010 and LOVED it!!)

Murat Shrine Circus
Thursday March 1-Sunday, March 4
Pepsi Coliseum at the State Fair Grounds
Tickets available at Ticketmaster

Free spring movies at Hamilton 16 Imax, Noblesville
Saturdays and Sundays 9 and 10 AM
Runs March 3-April 29
See site for movie lists and rating

“Lights Up, Sound Down” Sensory Friendly Movies
Saturday, March 3
Movies for families and children with Autism and sensory issues
Dr. Seuss “The Lorax”

Monster Jam Truck Show
Saturday, March 3
Lucas Oil Stadium

Dora the Explorer Live Dora’s Pirate Adventure
Thru March 31
Fridays at 10A; Saturdays at 10A and 1P
Beef and Boards
Tickets: $14

Free Children’s Museum Night
First Thursday, March 1

“Peewinkle Meets Zeeno” at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio
March 1-10
Peewinkle teaches the little alien Zeno all about the beautiful wonders of the earth at springtime
Tickets: $8/person; various show times; purchase your tickets online at link below

Indy Kids’ Consignment Sale
March 7-10
Hamilton County Fairgrounds

Northside Nights Indy

March 8-18

Featured restaurants with deals on course meals
Get More Info Here!

Indiana Flower and Patio Show
March 10-18

Lowes Build and Grow Clinic
“Carnival Hoops”
March 10

Lego Travel Adventure at the Children’s Museum
Opens March 10th

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Friday, March 16



Downtown Indy

Tent party on Vermont Street from 10A-3P; Parade is made up of high school bands, floats, bag pipes, dancers, greening of the canal, and more!
Get More Info Here!Children’s Tea at the Propylaeum

“Mad Hatter Tea”
Saturday, March 17
(Read our Crew Review!)
Monthly themed teas for parents and children
At the historic Propylaeum in the historic Old Northside District in Indy

Mom 2 Mom Consignment Sale
Vendors and shoppers wanted!
March 23-8a-5P Drop off and vendor preshop
March 24- Clothing/goods sale from 8a-1P
Northview Christian Church, Carmel
Kids clothing, toys, supplies, furnishings; maternity; Cash only
Get more info: email with subject line M2M


Schoolhouse Rock Live!

Monday, March 19-Saturday, March 31

Adults: $15 and Under 18: $10

The Civic Theatre

“Circus Day”
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
March 31
On this kid-focused day, be entertained by the Hampel Family Circus, live animal shows from Amazing World of Animals, clowns, magicians and jugglers. Enjoy activities like face painting, balloon sculptures and crafts. Try your hand at carnival games to win fantastic prizes. Get silly with Radio Disney from 3 to 5 p.m. and, of course, visit the Indiana Experience.
Get More Info Here!

Carmel Clay Parks Department Children’s Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 31

West Park

10:30 AM Hunt

11AM Dog-Gone Egg Hunt for dogs!

Kids: $1/kid; Dogs: $3/dog

Conner Prairie Outdoor Historic Areas Open
Grand Opening Weekend
Saturday March 31-Sunday, April 1

Lemonade Day
Saturday May 19
Get supplies now!  Be an entrepreneur…set goals, make a biz plan, earn money

-Service Projects and Charity Events-
Bottles for Babies
An operation of Life Centers
Fill baby bottles with loose change to raise money for mothers who have chosen life for their babies
Great fundraiser for any age, in your home, garage sales, parties, you name it!

Food Rescue
Food Rescue schedules and inspires more than 2,000 "food rescues" each month, turning millions of dollars in rescued food into hundreds of thousands of meals for children and families in need through a network of volunteers working to turn discarded food into changed lives.
Great service to do as a family!
Kids Against Hunger
(See our Crew Review!)
3rdSaturday of the Month
Food Packing
Shepherd Community Center
TONS of ways to get involved and give back: soup kitchen, youth sports, tutoring, medical clinic, pancake breakfasts. Find your fit!
Wheeler Mission Thrift Store
By selling new and gently used clothing and household items to the community, the Thrift Store helps fund vital ministry programs and also offers training and work opportunities for program participants. Volunteers are needed throughout the week to sort, organize, and clean donations at the Thrift Store and Donation Center.

-Ongoing Activities-

Ben and Ari’s
(Read our Crew Review!)
Arcades, Bowling, Miniature Golf, Parties, Pizza
Fishers, 141st and SR 37

Blue Ribbon Carriage Rides
(Read our Crew Review!)
Tour the downtown streets of Indy by horse drawn carriage!
Open year round, 7 days per week
Rates start at $50 for 1-4 passengers for a 25-minute ride; Holds up to 6 for $5 more/person
Load at your choice of hotel or restaurant or starting point
They tell us little ones sitting on laps don't get charged as passengers, so you can squeeze more in!

*Cooper's Stardust Bowl, Noblesville
Smoke-Free Days: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays (select hours)
Play 9 holes of Putt Putt Golf for $5/person and get 8 arcade tokens free!

*Pin Heads, Fishers
Arcade, Bowling, Parties
Thunder Bowl: $3/person per game; $4 Fri-Sun

Chicken Limo and The Hippo Party Bus
Rent the privately-driven Chicken Limo for your next fun occasion!
Seats 8; $85/hour
Rent the privately-driven Hippo Party Bus for an even bigger party!
Seats 18; $150/hour
Loaded iPod on each rental

Children’s Art Gallery
Recorded in the Guiness Book of World Records as the Smallest Children’s Gallery!
Downtown Carmel

Civil War Museum
Free; Observation Deck $1
10A-6P Wed-Sun

Climb Time Indy
Rock Wall Climbing
Wednesday Nights Kids’ Night after 5PM
$12/session; Free harness rental to all others

Conner Prairie Indoors Areas
Open Thursday-Sunday; Outdoor areas closed thru March.

Cool Creek Park Nature Center
(See our Crew Review!)
Nature Center and Ongoing Events
Bird Hikes and Activities, Wildflower Hikes, Special Programs
Get More Info Here!

Earth Discovery Center
Eagle Creek Park
(See our Crew Review!)
$5 Park admission/car; Discovery Center Free
9A-5P Mon-Sat; 1P-5P Sun

Farmers Markets
- Carmel Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays; 9A-Noon
Carmel, City Center Building

-Trader’s Point Creamery
Saturdays; 9A-Noon

Gymnastics Unlimited
Open Gyms, Teen Times, Classes, Adult Zumba
Brookschool Rd. Exit off of 465 East

Hamilton County Sports Complex
(See our Crew Review!)
Saturdays, "Community Appreciation Day"
Sundays, "Family Fun Day"
Open gym for all sports, bounce houses, tumbling, bungee trampoline, zip line
$25/Family; $10/individuals
Get More Info Here!

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
(See our Crew Review!)
Open 9A-5P
Adults $5; ages 6-15 $3; Under 6 Free
Take a Track Lap (for additional costs) while you're there!

Indiana Transportation Museum
Train Rides and Events All Year Long
Dinner Trains; Caboose Rides; Holiday Trains….See the schedule link!

Indiana State Police Museum
Police cars, artifacts, displays of all things law enforcement
Open 9A-3P, Monday thru Friday
Located near 21st and Post Road in Indianapolis

Indiana War Memorials
(See our Crew Review!)
Museums honoring all Indiana war veterans
Downtown Indy

John Deere Tractor Store at Reynolds Farm Equipment
Farm Figurine Toys and Tractors to (pretend) drive!
Fishers, 126th and SR 37

LEGO Store
Castleton Square; Center Court in front of Macy’s

Ongoing calendar of events
Story Time; Early Literacy Programs; Teen Movie Night; Art Classes and more!

Lucas Oil Stadium Tours
A behind the scenes, 1-hour tour visiting the playing field, NFL locker room, plaza, press box, and more
Every Tuesday/Wednesday
11A, 1P, 3P
Adults $7; Ages 4-12 $5; Ages 3 and under free

Monkey Joes
(See our Crew Review!)
Bounce Houses and Birthday Parties
Castleton/North Indy

Museum of Miniature Houses
(See our Crew Review!)
Open Wed-Sunday
$4 adults; $2 children under 10

My Gym
Open Play for ages 1-5
Tuesdays 11:45-12:45
$5 per player for 1 hour of play
Ball pits, climbing, balance beams, trampolines, gym equipment, and the famous Mr. Kendal!  Plus, it’s a clean, smaller gym so it’s just right for younger children! My Gym also does great birthday parties and structured classes as well!
E. 96th Street in Fishers

Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio
(See our Crew Review!)
Year-round puppet shows with holiday themes
Downtown Indy

Prairie Tykes at Conner Prairie
Adult/child class to engage using crafts, dance, and song
Ages 2–5
$11/member youth; $12/non-member youth
9:30–11am and 12:30-2pm on select Fridays
Classes all year long.....Schedule/Themes on link below
Get More Info Here!

Recreation Unlimited
(See our Crew Review!)
Indoor Playset Demo Showroom open for play!
$6 per child

Rhythm! Discovery Center
(See our Crew Review!)
Interactive exhibits and participatory opportunities using rhythm and its role in our society
Open: Mon-Sat, 10-5; Sun, 12-5
Admission: Adults: $8, Seniors: $7, Youth: $5, Free under age 5
Downtown Indy at Illinois and Washington Streets

-Carmel Ice Skadium
Open Year Round
Fees: $5-6.50; Skate Rental $3

-Indiana/World Ice Skating Academy
Open Year Round
Fees: Children $3-$4, Adults $4-5; Skate Rental $3
Pan Am Plaza, Downtown Indy

-Pepsi Coliseum Public Ice Skating
Great for birthdays, youth events
$5 entry ages 13+; $4 entry under age 13
Skate rental extra
Indiana State Fairgrounds

-The Forum at Fishers, Ice Skating
Open Year Round
$6 entry; $4 skate rental; Ages 3 and under only pay skate rental

-Skateland Family Skate Events, Rollerskating
1st Wed of each month: Tiny Tot Skates
Character Skates; Saturdays; 11A-1:30P
West side of Indy

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park
(See our Crew Review!)
Individual Trampolines, runways, walls, dodgeball courts, basketball hoops, foam pits, and fitness classes
Fishers, 121st and Cumberland Road

Snapperz Family Fun & Sports
(See our Crew Review!)
30,000 sq ft of fun featuring bowling, themed inflatables, rock wall, 4-story kid center, laser tag, games, bumper cars, trampoline, and food
Great for parties and group outings
Free Admission on Mondays after 5PM!
Check link for hours, general admission and single activity pricing

Stony Creek Farm
(See our Crew Review!)
Noblesville SR 38
Very family-friendly seasonal events
Get More Info Here!

Sweet Treat Boutique
(See our Crew Review!)
Ice cream, cotton candy, loads of treats, gifts
Great for birthday parties
Oaklandon/Geist area

Trader’s Point Creamery
(See our Crew Review!)
Take a Creamery Self Guided or Guided Tour!
Observe cow milking, see pigs and chickens, enjoy a treat at the Dairy Bar or a great meal at the Lodge Restaurant!

"The Park" at Trader's Point Christian Church
Got kids with a lot of energy? How about a two-story indoor playground filled with mazes, slides, and a tree house?
Hours: Monday-Friday 8A-8P;  Saturdays 8A-6P; Sundays 12:30P-8P
Get More Info Here! (Scroll down the page on this link for the details)